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SEA Currents: SSV Corwith Cramer

February 20, 2018

A Sea Story

Kevin Murray, Second Mate, B Watch


Science report by Anna and Natalia, highlighting diel vertical migration.

Ship's Log

Current Location
21° 01.6’ N x 066° 30.7’ W

Ship’s Heading & Speed

205° PSC, 7.5 kts

Force 6 Northeast trades

Souls on board

Hi, I'm Kevin, the second mate on board. Today we were sharing exciting sea stories. We came up with this one to describe our afternoon watch. I hope you enjoy it!

(Read in a dramatic voice) So there we were in the southern Sargasso Sea! It was afternoon watch and B watch had the deck! The wind was on the port quarter and we were making 7 knots under the tops'l, stays'ls and a single reef main! We heard a forecast for blue skies and cumulous clouds. The forecast was right, it was lovely. Snack was up at 1600, right on time, and everyone heartily enjoyed their Doritos and grapes. As our afternoon watch came to a close we enjoyed a wonderful sunset before heading below for dinner.

Go to sea they said, it would be fun they said, you'll have a great time they said. And they were right!

- Kevin Murray, Second Mate, B Watch

P.S. Hi Olivia, Milo, Mom, Grandma, Grandpa, Cheddah Whizz and everyone

P.P.S. Here is an original song I wrote about celestial navigation, with any
luck it will be at the top of the charts when we get in to Key West!

Star frenzy it happens every day,
Star frenzy it actually happens twice a day,
Star frenzy you get an LOP,
Star frenzy it happens, to me.

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Leave a public comment for students and crew to read when they reach their next port and have access to the internet!

#1. Posted by Nick Sette on February 22, 2018

Hi Nick
Been reading the blog whenever it’s posted.  Saw you navigating the ocean in the dinghy with your sail mates.  I hope everyday is clear skies and sailing and it’s all you wanted it to be.  Luv, Grammie

#2. Posted by Joann Simi on February 23, 2018

Hi Soraya,
Hope all is calm @ quiet. Glad to see calm seas. Have fun & be safe ! Love you, Grandms



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